2010

Thomas Hirschhorn filled entire museum with garbage

Thomas Hirschhorn has grown to become one of the most recognizable leading artists in the global contemporary art world. He gained fame in the 1990s thanks to his space-filling massive collages that were created from disposable materials. Thomas Hirschhorn was born in Switzerland in 1957. Originally trained as a graphic designer, his artworks often feature …

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Mark Bradford’s giant sculpture Mithra resembles Noah’s ark

Asked to describe himself, Mark Bradford uses the words demolisher and builder in the same breadth and it is easy to see why. Using posters created for promoting merchant goods and services, flyers and general advertising materials, he takes pride in transforming anything he can lay his hands on into large-scale art pieces. His specialty …

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Barry McGee’s tag murals – Walls covered with hundreds of red tags

In August 2010 Barry McGee (aka Twist) and Josh Lazcano (aka Amaze) painted a mural on the iconic corner of Houston & Bowery in New York’s Lower East Side, covering the wall with hundreds of red tags, filling it up with the names and crews of different graffiti writers. Murals were first commissioned at the …

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Karina Smigla-Bobinski’s ADA creates these unpredictable paintings

ADA, a kinetic sculpture by Karina Smigla-Bobinski, stands out for being interactive and unpredictable; Imagine a giant ball that is filled with helium gas and its surface covered with charcoal spikes. The helium causes the ball to be suspended in the air and the charcoal sticks provide grips and a medium with which to create …

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Beni Bischof’s cars – A vision for driving in the future?

Beni Bischof has created a series of art that he calls ‘Handicapped Cars’. Through these series, he has developed an uncanny ability to manipulate cool autos digitally. He’s proven quite adept at this sort of work. Consequently, he has earned rave reviews from all over the world. Through this series and others of a similar …

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Alec Soth’s Broken Manual – Somewhere to Disappear

Broken Manual by photographer Alec Soth is a compelling series that was created over a four-year period, from 2006-2010. They reflect Soth’s increasing interest in the mounting anger and frustration that some—specifically male—Americans feel with societal constraints and their subsequent desire to remove themselves from civilization. The resultant work is a group of portraits of …

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Why is Franz West considered one of the most important Austrian artists?

The Austrian Franz West (1947-2012), one of the most important postwar-artists, died less than two weeks ago on July 25, 2012. He left a career and a vast body of work spanning over several decades. Franz West was born on February 16, 1947, in Vienna, Austria. His father was a coal dealer and his mother, …

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Photographer Timo Stammberger in subway tunnels without permission

Timo Stammberger (b. 1980) is a Berlin-based photographer. He is the first to document subway tunnels in his extensive series Underground Landscapes that shows the underground architecture from major cities like New York, Lisbon, Budapest, Berlin and others. Underground Landscapes The surprising element is that the subway tunnels that millions of people pass through …

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